The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 4, 2013

Controlled burn

SANDSTONE — National Park Service conducted a prescribed burn near the Sandstone Visitor Center Wednesday morning. The purpose of the burn was to help discourage tree growth in the field areas, to encourage the growth of native grasses and to maintain the presence of native plants. The area surrounding the Sandstone Visitor Center features native grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. The Green Sulphur District Volunteer Fire Department assisted with the burn.